How to CORRECTLY wind cage back on an old SunTour rear derailleur without hurt hands?
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    How to CORRECTLY wind cage back on an old SunTour rear derailleur without hurt hands?

    Hey, I'm new here. Check out and reply to my introduction thread. When it comes to rear derailleurs, I'm a huge fan and enthusiast of old SunTour rear derailleurs, mostly the Vx the original make/model derailleur for my main road/racing bike a 1970's Fuji S12-S LTD. Recently I accquired a SunTour Cyclone 7000, and somehow (warning it gets a little weird) the cage unwinded from the body of the derailleur and now I can't seem to wind it back on without hurting my hands. I also tried winding it back on with a hex bolt tool but still no luck. I also made sure to take off the cage pin, the part of the cage that keeps it from winding too far back. Any tips?

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    - remove the grub screw.
    - attach the cage
    - wind the cage.
    - thread in the grub screw.

    check youtube. i'm sure there's a video on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racingtouringbikefanatic1 View Post
    Hey, I'm new here. Check out and reply to my introduction thread. When it comes to rear derailleurs, I'm a huge fan and enthusiast of old SunTour rear derailleurs, mostly the Vx the original make/model derailleur for my main road/racing bike a 1970's Fuji S12-S LTD. Recently I accquired a SunTour Cyclone 7000, and somehow (warning it gets a little weird) the cage unwinded from the body of the derailleur and now I can't seem to wind it back on without hurting my hands. I also tried winding it back on with a hex bolt tool but still no luck. I also made sure to take off the cage pin, the part of the cage that keeps it from winding too far back. Any tips?
    Since you're new here, it's worth noting that there is a Wrenching and Components sub-forum that is the best place to post this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    Since you're new here, it's worth noting that there is a Wrenching and Components sub-forum that is the best place to post this.
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